Tuesday, December 4, 2012

REVEAL DAY: ABS Annual Ornament Blog Hop



Heather Powers of Art Bead Scene is hosting the annual ABS Ornament Blog Hop. The challenge is to create a holiday ornament using a handmade component or artbead. Hey, I can do that!! Don't you think?

Of course I can...and I did!


First let me apologize. The other day I showed you a peek of what I was working on, but that was the OTHER day...I changed my mind since then! I ALWAYS second guess myself. I'm thinking it's probably a GOOD thing that I tend to put things off to the last minute. Otherwise I would redo a design a hundred-and-one times! EXHAUSTING!




So in the end I decided to move away from the traditional green and gold I had begun to play with,  and  I took a little turn. I ended up with a teal and copper combo. Two of my favs! How do you like it?
 



The "medallion" is made from polymer clay which was textured using my own handcarved swirly texture plate. I painted it with teal colored glitter paint and dusted it with copper pigment.




I wrapped it with copper wire (hey, I am actually getting better with my metal wrapping skills! yay!).

Then I strung on a teal crystal and an antiqued copper metal bead.

 
 
 
 Next I  added this pretty crystal embellished butterfly to give just a touch more bling, and then finished it off with a l ittle embellished hook from which it could be hung.


I don't usually do such "fancy" things, I am more a nature-inspired chick, but it is the HOLIDAYS afterall, so I guess a little bling is called for!





I can't wait to see what my fellow artists have created, come with me and let's find out -





 
Art Bead Scene 


Shelley Graham Turner of TORI SOPHIA <<-- You are here
Artfully Ornamental
 

28 comments:

Niky Sayers said...

Very sweet love the colours

m.e. said...

just the right balance between holiday bling and earthy texture.
The unexpected cooper and teal is a refreshing treat. A Gorgeous design !
m.e. :)

Tealwater said...

Like it? I LOVE it!! And yes, a little bling is always a good thing!

Sherri Stokey said...

LOVE it!!! The teal is JUST perfect :)

Shelley Graham Turner said...

Aww thanks Niky!

Shelley Graham Turner said...

Thanks Mary Ellen. I have been working with traditional Christmas colors for a couple weeks and needed a TEAL fix!

re-maker said...

I love it! The teal and copper combo is great and the blingy butterfly gives it that sparkly holiday feel.

Shelley Graham Turner said...

Thanks so much Cory!!

Shelley Graham Turner said...

Well Sherri you know how we roll....in TEAL baby!

Shelley Graham Turner said...

Thanks Pam! That butterfly was a gift from my Secret Sister and he is sooo pretty and in my fav color Teal!

A Half-Baked Notion said...

You rock, Shelley! I an SOOO copying this colour combo for my son's fiancée... she's an earthy girl, too. Love your ornament!

Islandgirl said...

The fact that I never end up with anything that even vaguely resembles what I originally plan is the reason mine was done before Dec 1! The teal and copper look great together!

Heather Powers said...

I love non-traditional color schemes for the holidays. I could see this hanging in your work area after the holidays - that butterfly will give it life through quite a few seasons! I love the fancy little topper you gave your ornament - what a clever touch.

Lori Bowring Michaud said...

Very sweet Shelley! Love the shimmer! I changed my mind from my sneak peek too!

creativegoddess said...

I love your color combination!!

Marie Cramp said...

I am sure the other would have looked great too, but this a one is a hit :) Love it!!

Arlene Harrison said...

Love the color combination! And the butterfly!!! But anybody that knows me well, knows I love butterflies! It added just the right touch of bling to your ornament.

Shelley Graham Turner said...

Thank you Vicki! Yours was soo cool. What wonders you must be unearthing in your MIL's house, sounds like fun!

TesoriTrovati said...

That is a great design, Miss Shelley! I like that it is an unexpected color. It is very regal in the golden and teal. I have every color on my tree so this would surely fit right in! Glad you could play with us! Enjoy the day. Erin

Kathleen Lange Klik said...

Really beautiful ornament! I love the swirly disc that you designed-really fun texture. I also like the addition of the butterfly and the color palette. The original ornament looked pretty too.

Becky Pancake said...

Great job. I love your ornament.

SueBeads said...

I love the colors too! Great ornament! Love your butterfly and the hook is fantastic!

Mobile-Boutique.com said...

This is Gorgeous! I just got into looking around, had no idea there were so many bead bloggers out there..and the eye candy is amazing!!

Suzette said...

Very pretty...love the color...fab!

Diana P. said...

Super pretty ornament. I love the extra bling bling at the top!

Line said...

A very lovely ornament! Love that polymer clay.

beadrecipes said...

It's fabulous, Shirley, really love the colour combination!

diane hawkey said...

sweet, I love the bling

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